Jack the Giant’s Literacy Challenge



The Vancouver Giants Hockey Club, along with the generous support of partners, G&F Financial Group, PacificSport Fraser Valley, and Ruben’s shoes are pleased to present Jack the Giant’s Literacy Challenge (formerly Read to Succeed). Last season, the Read to Succeed Literacy Initiative reached out to more than 60 schools and over 5,000 students from across the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley.

Jack the Giant’s Literacy Challenge attracts students from Kindergarten to Grade 7, and encourages them to improve their reading and physical literacy as they prepare for their intermediate school years. Giants players, most of whom are high school students themselves, and PacificSport Fraser Valley ambassadors visit participating schools and speak to students about the importance of education and physical literacy. They also present a reading and activity challenge with incentives for each student to track and achieve specific reading and physical literacy goals.

Two players and support staff from Vancouver Giants along with a PacificSport Fraser Valley ambassador will visit your school to speak about the importance of education and physical literacy.

Each student will be presented with a two-week reading and physical literacy challenge.

The class will participate in the reading program based on books of interest and appropriate reading level for a two-week period involving 15 minutes of reading per day. Each student is to complete the included log of minutes spent reading outside of the class and have it initialed by a parent in order to contribute to a class tally.

In the physical literacy portion of the program, each teacher will be given a set of activities that align with the Physical Education and Health curriculum that help children learn a variety of fundamental skills. Further, this program will help children identify and describe physical activity opportunities in their school, with their families, and in their communities. At the end of the two-week challenge, teachers can easily administer a physical literacy progress report provided by PacificSport.

A full class tally, based on 15 minutes of reading per day and completion of the physical literacy progress report for each student over a two-week period will qualify the class for tickets to attend the Giants Sports Day – December 11th 2016.

To apply, fill out the online application form below. For more information about the visits, please email Jessica or call 604.718.7477.


Jack the Giant's Literacy Challenge